Shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award, (an annual competition for projects completed for under £250,000) this kitchen extension is clad in black zinc, with standing seams tracing a path across the roof, defined by the geometry of the main house.
Two solid doors lead onto granite terraces – the larger door weighs 300kg.
The open-plan kitchen space is divided by a long work bench clad in mitred Assaluto Nero granite.
A step down into the kitchen allows this bench to form a counter top and cantilevered table. The white ash floorboards and white facets of the ceiling form a bright lining to the dark outer-shell.
The planes of the extension shift and tilt, alternating with triangular roof lights that frame views of the trees and chimney-pots beyond.